Truth is better disengaged from error than torn from it.
A tree nowhere offers a straight line or a regular curve, but who doubts that root, trunk, boughs, and leaves embody geometry?
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
Let truth be a banner big enough to hide the man who holds it up.
Dumbness and silence are two different things.
Some young folks have wind-fall minds, prematurely detached from the tree of knowledge for a life-long sourness and pettiness.
Ignorance may find a truth on its doorstep that erudition vainly seeks in the stars.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
Educated folk keep to one another’s company too much, leaving other people much like milk skimmed of its cream.
Is any knowledge worthless? Try to think of an example.
To render aid to the worthless is sheer waste. Rain does not freshen the Dead Sea, but only enables it to dissolve more salt.
Error held as truth has much the effect of truth. In politics and religion this fact upsets many confident predictions.